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Northport Elementary builds Critical Thinking with Math AND the Arts

Here's an outstanding school I work with that is doing wonderful things with Singapore Mathematics...and now the Arts!  I'll share more about what these stellar students achieved in mathematics in coming weeks! … [Keep Reading...]


Top 10 Tips when Using a Singapore Math® Curriculum

I get LOTS of questions from teachers and administrators with questions about the Singapore Math® program. Recently, several fellow trainers have reached out to seek my advice (Wow!). One asked: What would you are say the biggest 10 things to consider when using/implementing a Singapore Math curriculum? Here's my response. Did I miss anything? Top 10 Tips for Using the Singapore Math® … [Keep Reading...]

Making Math Masters


My students love math class. In fact, many will tell you math is their favorite subject. Why? They’ll tell you it’s because Singapore math is fun. I’d say it’s because once they understand how math works, they become confident in their abilities. So what exactly is Singapore math? Wait, math from Singapore? Isn’t that … [Keep Reading...]

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New Singapore Math® iPad apps

With new apps being added to Apple’s iTunes store all the time, I’m always on the lookout for ones that advertise themselves with the term “Singapore Math”. Listed below are some recent additions. I … [Keep Reading...]

My brain exploded!

Save the Date! Singapore Mathematics Fall 2014 Seminars

Here are the just-released Fall 2014 dates for my BER seminars “How to Use the Best Strategies from Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen your Math Instruction”  and  “Boost Students’ Math Problem … [Keep Reading...]


Seattle School Board rejects enVision Math, adopts Math in Focus

At its June 4, 2014 meeting, the Seattle School Board voted 4-3 to adopt Math in Focus as its math curriculum for K-5 schools starting in the 2014-2015 school year. Math in Focus is adapted from … [Keep Reading...]


Singapore Maths Coming to Australia!

In a series of recent stories, The Australian newspaper highlights the success of Singapore's students on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam and describes the value of its … [Keep Reading...]

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Pre-orders open for Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition

As I previewed last week, the new Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition is now available for 2014-2015 school year. Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition maintains the proven Singapore approach … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks

Blue=School Training; Yellow=BER Seminar or Conference; Green=School Training and BER Event; Red=SDE Conference

In each of the past few years, I've taken some time to reflect on the wonderful opportunities I've experienced during the preceding 12 months (Here are Giving Thanks reflections from 2012 and … [Keep Reading...]

Singapore Math teacher, trainer and consultant Cassandra Turner with teachers at the Association International School

This Thanksgiving, as is my custom, I’m again taking time to reflect on the amazing experiences that I have enjoyed over the past 12 months. It is so gratifying to have the opportunity to champion … [Keep Reading...]